This study, which appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies vol. 18 (1898) pp. 182-208, was written by the distinguished historian and Syriac scholar E. W. Brooks. The author translates and comments on passages from Yaqubi, Tabari, the Kitab al 'Uyun (Book of Springs), Ibn al-Athir, and Baladhuri. Invaluable source material in 29 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google, article extracted and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.